In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– President Duterte’s reported statement he will let Cabinet members walk out of congressional hearings if they feel disrespected
– President Duterte’s reported joke of making Philippines a province of China
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “🎥 On Cabinet walkouts and Philippines becoming a province of China | Feb. 20, 2018”
Senate Bill 1638 strengthens the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing a retirement benefit system for the Ombudsman, his/her deputies, the special prosecutor and other officials and employees performing legal, prosecution, investigation and corruption prevention functions. It also seeks to augment employees’ benefits.
“Given the indispensable role of the Office of the Ombudsman in the eradication of graft and corruption, it is only but fitting to provide them with a competitive retirement scheme commensurate and comparable to other officials and employees in government performing equally vital functions.”
“(W)e have a full week ahead next week. Budget hearings, Blue Ribbon, Commission on Appointments, other bills pending in the committee. So if I have the assurance that I will be provided with a quorum, then I will call a hearing on Monday at 6 in the evening.”
Apparently, the UN rights chief is not familiar with the Philippine Constitution and our laws.
First, our president enjoys immunity from suit during his term. Second, no matter how many times a person in our country admits having committed murder, as long as there is no other evidence to corroborate his extra judicial confession, the case cannot stand in any court of law.
That UN official can shout to high heavens to investigate the president but unfortunately for him, he can’t get past that call.